Conway, South Carolina Population 2020

27,360

Conway is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 27,360, it is the 19th largest city in South Carolina and the 1398th largest city in the United States. Conway is currently growing at a rate of 4.55% annually and its population has increased by 59.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,103 in 2010. Spanning over 24 miles, Conway has a population density of 1,191 people per square mile.

The average household income in Conway is $54,031 with a poverty rate of 21.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $765 per month, and the median house value is $148,400. The median age in Conway is 35.6 years, 32.7 years for males, and 38.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males.

Conway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Conway was:

  • White: 61.00%
  • Black or African American: 35.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.24%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Conway, South Carolina is 27,360, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,980.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,103.

Conway, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020515,90117,5053.39%
2019498,39617,5053.51%
2018480,89117,5053.64%
2017463,38615,9723.45%
2016447,41416,2473.63%
2015431,16715,1513.51%
2014416,01612,3632.97%
2013403,65310,4342.58%
2012393,2197,6771.95%
2011385,5427,2201.87%
2010378,3220.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,82461.00%
Black or African American8,13535.90%
Two or More Races2801.24%
Asian2471.09%
Some Other Race1610.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.06%

Conway Population Pyramid 2020

Conway Median Age

35.6


Total

32.7


Male

38.1


Female

Conway Adults

There are 18,654 adults, (4,109 of whom are seniors) in Conway.

Conway Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Conway Sex Ratio

Female

12,023

53.06%

Male

10,638

46.94%

Conway Households and Families

Conway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Conway Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Female43.7%56.3%
Male26.6%73.4%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8322.5365.5
Married3,0512.8589.2
Non Family2,9761.4756.4
Female1,4633.7843.7
Male3423.6326.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Conway Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3782.72%
9th to 12th Grade1,0137.30%
High School Graduate4,35231.35%
Some College3,71626.77%
Associates Degree1,40410.12%
Bachelors Degree1,63511.78%
Graduate Degree1,3829.96%

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,7998,0542,271
Black4,5693,981629
Hispanic29424660
Asian22521079
Other Race7272
Multiple Races544426

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 48.15%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,935$32,481$29,051
Less Than High School$12,467$26,042$10,822
High School Grad$30,035$30,842$24,089
Some College$27,984$31,064$27,018
Bachelors Degree$38,160$38,430$37,331
Graduate Degree$53,724$54,643$53,036

$30,935

Average Earnings

$32,481

Average Male

$29,051

Average Female

Conway Language

Conway Language by Age

Conway Language

97.14% of Conway residents speak only English, while 2.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Conway Poverty

Conway Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,3162,75237.62%
White11,7361,35011.50%
Hispanic4889319.06%
Other1414028.37%
Asian220188.18%
Multiple225114.89%

21.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.43%

Male Poverty Rate

22.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Conway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Conway is Black, with 37.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Conway is Multiple, with 4.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.47%
High School15.30%
Some College14.00%
Bachelors or Greater5.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.09%
Male Unemployed46.54%
Female Employed15.44%
Male Employed7.76%

Conway Income

Conway Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,957$54,031
Families$53,594$65,720
Married Families$69,453-
Non Families$26,524$33,621

Conway Marital Status

Conway Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Conway Married by Age and Sex

Conway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Conway Marital Status by Race

Conway Veterans

1,660

Number of Veterans

1,551

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam706
First Gulf War319
Second Gulf War150
Korea106
World War II24
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0799.03%
Black5719.23%
Hispanic132.55%
2 or More109.09%

$Conway Veterans by Education

7.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Conway Employment Status

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Conway Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.99%

Born in South Carolina

97.21%

Native Born

2.79%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.21% of Conway residents were born in the United States, with 50.99% having been born in South Carolina. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,3601,1904.55%
201926,1701,1904.76%
201824,9801,2045.06%
201723,7761,1905.27%
201622,5869344.31%
201521,6521,2496.12%
201420,4031,0045.18%
201319,3997754.16%
201218,6247854.40%
201117,8393882.22%
201017,4515,6634.00%
200011,7881,9691.84%
19909,819-421-0.42%
198010,2402,0892.31%
19708,151-412-0.49%
19608,5632,4903.50%
19506,0731,0071.83%
19405,0662,0555.34%
19303,0112,3114.98%
19007000.00%